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Department Center for Endocrine Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation of Liver Tumors
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraganglioma Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Adrenal
  • Robotic Surgery for Liver
  • Robotic Surgery for Parathyroid
  • Robotic Surgery for Thyroid
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Aspiration
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Beta-Cell Disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Goiter
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors of the Liver
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Lesion
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
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About Allan Siperstein, MD

Allan Siperstein, MD, is Chair of Endocrine Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and Endocrine Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Siperstein completed his medical school training at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and his general surgery residency and endocrine surgery training at the University of California, San Francisco. From 1990 until 1999 he was a Faculty member in the Department of General Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Since then he has been a Staff member at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to endocrine surgery, he has had a long interest in minimally invasive surgery and surgical sonography. Since 1992, he has been teaching coursework in intraoperative and laparoscopic ultrasound techniques.

Current research interests include thyroid and parathyroid disease, in particular molecular markers for the identification of thyroid cancers. Clinical studies have focused on minimal incision approaches to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has had a long interest in the development of technologies for laparoscopic thermal ablation of hepatic tumors. Current studies continue to focus on technical advances in this area, as well as the impact of the procedure on long-term survival. He is a member of many surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and SAGES.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA

Fellowship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Endocrine Surgery-Research
San Francisco, CA USA

Internship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
General Surgery
San Francisco, CA USA

Medical Education - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX USA

Undergraduate - Stanford University
Biological Sciences
Stanford, CA USA

Specialty Interests

adrenal disease, Adrenal disorders, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Calcium Disorders, endocrine hypertension, endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid diseases and surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid), general and laparoscopic surgery, General Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Solid Organ Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopic Thermal Ablation Of Liver Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes, parathyroid and calcium disorders, pancreatic endocrine tumors, thyroid, Thyroid Cancer, thyroid cancers, Thyroid cancers and Flushing Syndromes, Thyroid Disease, thyroid disorders, thyroid nodules

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2011
  • Cleveland's Top Doctors, 2011

Innovations & Patents

  • Radiofrequency thermal ablation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Allan Siperstein, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/12/2023, Dr. Siperstein has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

196 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr Siperstein and Maureen answered all my questions and concerns. They explained very thoroughly tests I would undergo and assured I would be in good hands with staff that will be in the surgery room on my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Siperstein was very caring & compassionate. He is very thorough in making a decision on my treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

If I could I would give Dr Siperstein a 100 RATING.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Siperstein is great. I'm so glad he's my doctor. I'm very confident he's providing me the best care possible.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Siperstein and his staff are great.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Siperstein is my hero!!!!! He's fantastic!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Siperstein is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Siperstein and his associates. So caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Awesome Doctor and Staff

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

This was my first appointment with *Dr. Siperstein. Initially I thought it would be *Dr. Sehmen who I already knew. He is very respectful and personable. I have recommended him already.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Doctor spent time with both my husband and myself and we did not feel rushed at all. It was a great visit.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Siperstein is a fantastic physician and has been nothing short of amazing in terms of professionalism, communication, and bed side manner. Very thankful for him.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Have always enjoyed visiting the wonderful Dr. Siperstein who saved my life through his surgery . What else can one say about someone like that, he even loves Cleveland more than San Francisco. What an asset to The Clinic. Call me grateful admirer.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Doctor Siperstein is an amazing surgeon and person. I am beyond grateful for him & his nurse Maureen.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Siperstein and whoever is assisting is always wonderful to me personally and very informative.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

This was a great experience. From scheduling to the visit wit Dr.Siperstein. He and his staff did a wonderful job explaining all the options. Dr Siperstein was a very caring person.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Siperstein explained everything in detail. I felt so comfortable with him.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Maureen gets back to me after talking with Dr. Siperstein within 24 hours.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Siperstein never makes you feel he is in a hurry, he is extremely calm and takes a great deal of time with you to ensure he has answered your every question! So grateful for his expert and we think the world of him!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Only excellent experiences. I am a physician and send patients to Dr. Siperstein when they need his skill set. I previously had surgery by Dr. Siperstein.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Love love loveee Dr. Siperstein! So personable and makes you feel comfortable, definitely one of my all time favorite doctors .

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Siperstein is such a compassionate amazing doctor and surgeon. He chats with you like your old friends. I always look forward to my annual post cancer visit with him. He's the best of the best!!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

I enjoyed his professionalism. He was very thorough in his explanation of the surgery and made the office visit fun. I will be recommending Dr. Sipersteiin to family and friends who might need his services.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Fantastic experience. Dr.was amazing and very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Our appointment was so positive that I have decided to proceed with surgery at CCF with Dr Siperstien. He is amazing and so kind.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr Siperstein was amazing. He took his time and explained everything. He was very personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I love my doctor. Very comfortable with him. I do not want anyone else. Very professional but still keeps it on a personal level

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Siperstien is great! Takes the time to talk to his patients and check in

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

The best doctor I ever had

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Allan Siperstein and his nurse, Maureen, were extremely professional and comforting. The doctor's expertise and very personable style was a God sent as I was nervous considering the possibilities. The fact that he showed us the thyroid ultrasound screen as he was performing it and explaining it, put my mind at rest. Also, Maureen was very helpful in providing me with step-by-step directions to their office.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

I really really like Dr. Siperstein! Kind, genuine, positive and upbeat, and I felt like he listened and reassured. Both visits he's been excellent and never once did I feel rushed even though each appointment with him directly was less than 10 or 15 minutes! He makes direct eye contact and engages directly with me, which I found very reassuring.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Siperstein has been outstanding throughout my whole cancer process. I could not have asked for anyone better.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Have already recommended family to Dr. Siperstein!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr Siperstein was exceptional in his diagnosis and proposed plan for surgery and after surgery treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I am thoroughly pleased with how I was treated by Dr Siperstein and his staff. Truly exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I thought the doctor was attentive,thoughtful in his responses.We didn't have visual but that really didn't matter to me . The audio was fine .There are always further questions that come to mind afterward.It would be helpful if there were a simple way to have those questiions answered.

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